Scandinavian & English Modern | trendey
These lovely images above come from the German online magazine Freunde von Freunden. Freunde von Freunden portray people in their living environment, with unique photos and great attention to detail. This article is about the Swede Malin Elmlind who lives in Berlin. Asked to describe the nature of the Swedes, Malin lifts an aspect that is all-too familiar.
The swedish people are laid back and relaxed, but at the same time one has to deal with a certain “norm” in Sweden. You have to learn to live with that “norm”. People in Sweden always check their surrounding, see how other people behave, how they live and what they wear. The swedish people really take care about their appearance which can be really stressful when you are young. But there is also a positive aspect to that social pressure, because the swedish people take a lot of strength from it and it really helps me in my job today.
Since trendey is a Swedish-British blog I wanted to share with you at the same time some modern Swedishness and some modern Englishness. The last-mentioned is represented by this modern London townhouse.
No English home is complete without a study! (is that right, Henen? That’s my idea of it anyway))) The owner of this house claims he is a total addict of car boot sales. And the interesting old sliding doors below is a flea market bargain. As Britain’s pubs are being eliminated by fine wine bars, there is a lot of old and wasted pub-furnishment around to buy (how cool is this)
Moving along to the kitchen. It feels rustic, country-ish and a bit Provençal. I would have wanted it a bit more spacious (Swedes are space-snobs, I know) and would have added an unframed old painting or two, but I like the style!
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